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  • Chester Beatty Library

Top Visitor Attractions

With free admission and described by the Lonely Planet as not just the best museum in Ireland, but one of the best in Europe, the Chester Beatty Library is a must-see on any Dublin visitor's itinerary. As the only museum in Ireland to win 'European Museum of the Year' and rated consistently in the top 6 of TripAdvisor’s list of ‘Top things to do in Dublin', the library's rich collections from countries across Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe open a window on the artistic treasures of the great cultures and religions of the world.

Manuscripts, miniature paintings, prints, drawings, rare books and decorative arts complete this amazing collection - all the result of the collecting activities of one man - Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875-1968). Egyptian papyrus texts, beautifully illuminated copies of the Qur'an, the Bible, European medieval and renaissance manuscripts are among the highlights on display. In its diversity, the collection captures much of the richness of human creative expression from about 2700 BC to the present day.


address

Dublin Castle

Phone

+353(0)14070750

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  • Operating Hours

    1 Mar - 31 Oct

    MON 10:00 - 17:00
    TUES 10:00 - 17:00
    WED 10:00 - 17:00
    THU 10:00 - 17:00
    FRI 10:00 - 17:00
    SAT 11:00 - 17:00
    SUN 13:00 - 17:00
  • Operating Hours

    1 Nov - 28 Feb

    MON closed
    TUES 10:00 - 17:00
    WED 10:00 - 17:00
    THU 10:00 - 17:00
    FRI 10:00 - 17:00
    SAT 11:00 - 17:00
    SUN 13:00 - 17:00
  • Exceptions
    New Years Day closed
    St Patricks Day 10:00 - 17:00
    Good Friday closed
    Easter Monday closed
    May Day closed
    June Holiday closed
    August Holiday closed
    October Holiday closed
    Christmas Day closed
    St Stephens Day closed

(subject to change)